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Beck's Song Reader: An Unbound Music Book
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016)
The pop/alternative musician Beck created a stir in the music world when he released his 2012 “album” Song Reader as a book compilation of individual pieces of sheet music. This included a guide to reading music notation, together with an introduction describing the work’s intentions and inviting readers to perform their own versions of the songs. Two years later, a recording of the songs interpreted ...
Mixing It Up: The Place of the Arts in Multidisciplinary Contexts
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017)
In this era of change, when the placement of the arts is coming under scrutiny at local, national, and international levels, the time seems right to explore the role of the artist (broadly understood) in multidisciplinary contexts. What can we offer, what can others offer us, and how can such partnerships succeed?
The construction of new scientific norms for solving grand challenges: Reflections from the Norwegian Idélab research programme
(Working paper; Arbeidsnotat, 2017)
There is an increasing recognition that there are a class of problems which society must solve urgently in the 21st century if humanity is to survive into the 22nd, the so-called Grand Challenges. Science policy makers have been active in recognising these challenges and the attendant need to develop new multidisciplinary ways of working. But embracing multidisciplinarity is not a straightforward ...
The construction of new scientific norms for solving Grand Challenges
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-05-01)
There is an increasing recognition that there is a class of problems that society must solve urgently in the twenty-first century if humanity is to survive into the twentysecond century—the so-called ‘Grand Challenges’. Science policymakers have been active in recognising these challenges and the attendant need to develop new multidisciplinary ways of working. But embracing multidisciplinarity ...
Research Funding is Critical to Societally Relevant Research
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-13)
There has been increasing concern recently in ensuring that public funding for science and innovation creates truly public benefits. This has emerged at a time of an uneasy feeling emerging in society that it is private corporations and patent holders that reap the rewards, particularly in new drugs which may be generally unaffordable despite being ‘discovered’ by public funding (Gronde et ...
Sandpits Can Develop Cross-Disciplinary Projects, but Funders Need to be as Open-Minded as Researchers
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed; Others; Andre, 2018-10-15)
The research “sandpit”, where a cross-disciplinary group of academics and practitioners come together for a short time to create new projects around a given theme, is gaining ground as a way to foster innovation and creativity in research design. While sandpits can spark ideas for novel projects better suited to tackling grand challenges and urgent questions, research from Kate Maxwell, Paul Benneworth, ...